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Iron slave-transport shackles, early 1800s, from West Africa. 376 grams, 12" long, each cuff about

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Iron slave-transport shackles, early 1800s, from West Africa.  376 grams, 12  long, each cuff about
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Iron slave-transport shackles, early 1800s, from West Africa. 376 grams, 12" long, each cuff about 3" wide. This hand-forged item appears to be for securing the wrists of a slave on board a ship, with both cuffs slid onto a straight rod that terminates in a flat stop on one end and a loop with ring on the other end, rusty but solid. Found at a trading site on the Congo River, with photo-certificate.